English Quiz for IBPS CLERK MAINS|1st JANUARY 2019

Directions (1-10): In the following passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

 The dwarf ___(1)___ Ceres, an enigmatic rocky body inhabiting the main asteroid belt ___(2)___ Mars and Jupiter, ___(3)___ rich with ice just beneath its dark surface, scientists said in research that may ___(4)___ light on the early history of the solar system.

The discovery, reported in a pair of studies published in the ___(5)___ Science and Nature Astronomy, could bolster fledgling commercial ___(6)___ to mine asteroids for water and other ___(7)___ for robotic and eventual human expeditions beyond the moon.

Nasa’s Dawn spacecraft has been orbiting Ceres, the largest of thousands of rocky bodies located in the main asteroid belt, ___(9)___ March 2015 following 14-month study of Vesta, the second-largest object in the asteroid ___(9)___.

The studies ___(10)___ that Ceres is about 10% water, now frozen into ice, according to physicist Thomas Prettyman of the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Arizona, one of the researchers.

Q1. (a) satellite                 (b) body               (c) asteroid         (d) planet            (e) star

Q2. (a) over                        (b) orbiting         (c) among            (d) on                    (e) between

Q3. (a) is                              (b) are                   (c) having            (d) has been       (e) was

Q4. (a) reflect   (              b) focus               (c) highlight        (d) shed               (e) transfer

Q5. (a) journals                 (b) newspaper   (c) novel               (d) book               (e) blog

Q6. (a) opts                        (b) resolves         (c) endeavors     (d) plans              (e) seeks

Q7. (a) minerals                (b) necessities   (c) resources      (d) materials      (e) metals

Q8. (a) from                       (b) on                    (c) since               (d) for                   (e) over

Q9. (a) mass                       (b) belt                 (c) surface           (d) body               (e) group

Q10. (a) indicate               (b) highlights      (c) define             (d) estimate        (e) show



Ans. 1.(d)

Ans.2. (e)

Ans.3. (a)

Ans.4. (d)

Ans.5. (a)

Ans.6. (c)

Ans. 7.(c)

Ans. 8.(c)

Ans.9. (b)


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